Mon., Nov 21st, 2011El Cajon, Calif.--
After dropping the season opener in double overtime with a depleted roster, The San Diego Christian College women’s basketball team heads into Thanksgiving break winners of their past four games. Within that stretch, the Lady Hawks average margin of victory is over 25 points and SDCC is putting up nearly 86 points per game on the season.
“This has been a long time coming,” said Head Coach Kelsey Dillon. “I felt like we have had teams in the past that could have won more games, but this is the first team that is winning the games that we should win.”
SDCC has been led by junior Brittany Daniel. Daniel, a San Diego native and transfer from Southwestern College in Chula Vista, currently ranks 4th in the NAIA with 22 points per game. Daniel is also averaging 7.4 rebounds, 6 assists (6th nationally), and 3.4 steals (26th nationally) per game. Daniel’s season is highlighted by a triple double against Arizona Christian on November 11th. In that game, Daniel scored 26 points, grabbed 15 rebounds, and dished out 10 assists.
In addition to Daniel, the Lady Hawks have four players averaging double figures in points per game, including Brittany Robinson (17.6, 24th nationally), Jasmin Thomas (13.8) and Heather Serven (10.8).
“The upperclassmen on the team have been taking turns stepping up,” said Dillon. “It is a key for us to not have to rely on one player.”
As a team, SDCC is ranked in the top 25 in numerous categories. Currently the Lady Hawks rank 7th in assists per game (19.4), 11th in points per game (85.8), 12th in scoring margin (20) and field goal percentage (.465), 13th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.010), 13th in steals per game (13.8), and 13th in blocks per game (6.8).
The Lady Hawks look to continue their strong season on Tuesday, November 29th as they open GSAC play at Concordia.
“We are taking the positive things from each game and building on them,” said Dillon. “At the same time, we are working to fix the things we didn’t do well.”
“These girls have a greatness about them and know how important GSAC games are. We will be ready to fight.”